Perfis de motivação e exploração de carreira
: associação com a relação professo/a-aluno/a

  • Eva Alexandra Carvalho Ferreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The literature has recognized the need to continue and deepen research on the articulation between academic and career processes. In this sense, the main objective of this empirical study is to analyze how the quality of the pedagogical relationship, as perceived by students, is associated with profiles of academic motivation and career exploration. A total of 197 students (Mage = 13.85) participated in this study and completed four instruments: a Sociodemographic and Academic Questionnaire; the Academic Goals Inventory; the Career Adapt-abilities Scale and the Teacher Interaction Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, association tests, and cluster analysis were conducted. Some positive and statistically significant correlations between motivation and curiosity (an indicator of career exploration); between motivation and teacher-student relationship, and between curiosity and teacher-student relationship were found.Furthermore, it was possible to distinguish three types of student profiles with respect to motivation and curiosity, which presented some associations with teacher-student relationship. In terms of implications for psychological practice, this study might stimulate psychologists to invest in more integrative interventions, considering students'profiles based on motivation and career exploration, as well as the association with the pedagogical relationship. Furthermore, the results from this study might instigateadditional research on the articulation between academic and career processes.
Date of Award27 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorÍris M. Oliveira (Supervisor)


  • Motivation
  • Career exploration
  • Pedagogical relationship


  • Mestrado em Psicologia da Educação

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